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    WD Black drives still have 5 year warranty. Hopefully since they back it with a longer warranty it's a less failure-prone drive.

    I have one still going after 5 years.

    The only problem is the massive noise they make. You could change the AAM settings to quiet it though.

    HD do seem luck of the draw, or perhaps bad packing? I've never had problems presonally, but others do.
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    I wouldn't look to much at those results, not really realistic. And for personal use it's more luck then anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I wouldn't look to much at those results, not really realistic.
    I didn't get you on that, mate: what did you mean? Things are better or just different?
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    Different

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    I'm wanting to order in the next day or so, so if anyone has any recommendations, please say so.

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    These days, reliable and HDD do not belong in the same sentence. I see lots of failures from all brands.

    About the only series I haven't yet seen a failure from is a WD Caviar Black, but they aren't very common here, and are extremely noisy (particularly the seek chattering).
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk_the_Absent1 View Post
    if anyone has any recommendations, please say so.
    I guess this is what BackBlaze survey says: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145475

    Said that, personally I'd pick another WD (Green or Red), or a Seagate SV35.6 whether I wanted a 7200rpm drive (often useless), as these are the drives I used most and I didn't get any serious issue with them (but, as said by Mask, it's mainly a matter of luck!).

    Eventually, I wish you luck, Adam.
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    Given Hitachi's low AFR across the board, I am thinking of this 7K4000. I looked up the product line, as I can't find much on this specific part number, and it looks like it is decent.

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk_the_Absent1 View Post
    Any thoughts?
    As you said, it looks decent: but isn't better to look for an HGST drive (or a seller) which offers a 3 years warranty?
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    My 2TB F4 is still doing fine, thankfully. It's been up 24/7 since the day I first fired it up.

    Needed something reliable myself for photography, though, so I just took delivery of two 2TB WD Greens. They were refurbs off eBay for $50 each, so I bought two and threw them in a RAID-1 array. I figure all I really need is some advance warning... not too likely both drives will go down at the same time. I would have preferred a couple of 3TB or bigger drives, but I just couldn't pass up that price.

    I think he's still selling some of these drives. Tempted to get another pair of them to fire up another RAID-1 on another rig to back up these two.

    Edit - nope, he's out of them.
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